Rio's historical hotspot

Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro

For most visitors to Rio de Janeiro, and even for many residents, the city's historic downtown is a blur,

Tourism's 'next big thing'

Lake Nicaragua with Ometepe in the background.

This poor country does not feature on many travellers' 'must visit' lists. But that's about to change.

Are tourists harming Mexico's sharks? video

Whale sharks are considered a "vulnerable" species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Tourists flock to see the whale sharks gather off the Yucatan Coast, but experts say it might be threatening the sharks' welfare.

Los Cabos bounces back

The glass-sided pool at the Hotel El Ganzo makes swimmers part of the scenery.

The good times are ready to roll once again at the hotel where Slash and Charlie Sheen like to party.

Seductive city about to get hotter

Carnival dancers in Rio.

You don't need to speak much Portuguese to enjoy Rio's sensory charms.

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